Chelsea player ratings vs Rennes: Hudson-Odoi, Giroud star but Chilwell struggles in win

Chelsea beat Rennes late on thanks to substitute Olivier Giroud’s stoppage-time header at Roazhon Park. The French side pulled level in the final five minutes through Serhou Guirassy after Callum Hudson-Odoi’s first-half opener but Giroud sealed victory for the Blues to book their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League. Express Sport rates the Londoners’ performance in France.

Chelsea player ratings vs Rennes – Champions League

Edouard Mendy – 7

Couple of superb reaction saves as Rennes pressed. Dominates his area and confident, but no chance with the goal.  

Cesc Azpilicueta – 7

Brought in for a rare start. Steady as ever. Kept the ball well and good tackles. Excellent. 

Thiago Silva – 6

Powerful and strong in the centre, but found Guirassy a handful.  Rennes were awkward.

Kurt Zouma – 6

So calm in tricky situations. But lost his man for Rennes goal. Unusual.

Ben Chilwell – 5

Worst game yet for Chelsea. Two awful blind passes which nearly led to goals. Missed late chance.

Jorginho – 6

Didn’t really make an impact. Never got on the ball and didn’t affect the game.

Mateo Kovacic – 6

Didn’t really make an impact. Never got on the ball and didn’t affect the game. 

Mason Mount – 7

Superb winning of the ball and glorious 40-yard pass to set up the first goal. Another good game.

Callum Hudson-Odoi – 8

Great going forward, created golden chance for Werner – then took his goal superbly.